A Traveler’s Christmas List

Last week I re-blogged some of my favorite gift ideas for the frequent traveler in your life, and today I wanted to share a few more items from my personal wish-list this year:

Meet Me Under the Sea shirt
“Darlin’ it’s better, down where it’s wetter… Under the Sea…” I am a mermaid at heart, so this shirt is absolutely perfect. I think it will be a great cover-up for the beach.

Meet Me Under the Sea

Pineapple Necklace
Because who doesn’t love dainty necklaces? And this Gold Pineapple necklace has me daydreaming about those bright, sunny, Maui afternoons…

Pineapple Necklace

Inflatable Donut
This gift is definitely on the silly side, but I can tell you that my summer days at the neighborhood pool just got a LOT more interesting. 🙂 I thought about packing this float for Hawaii but then I realized my silhouette could possibly resemble a giant sea turtle to all of the hungry sharks below–so clearly, I won’t be taking this with us.


Mele Kalikimaka
One of the happiest–and most exciting–feelings is knowing that a trip to Hawaii is just a few weeks away. Our Christmas trip tradition began during our first Christmas married. Cody and I decided that instead of spoiling each other with a lot of Christmas gifts, we would save our pennies and enjoy a trip together shortly after Christmas. This year, some of my family members are coming with us and I am overjoyed for the opportunity to show them around two of our favorite places on Earth. Kauai and Maui, the Olsen Ohana is coming for ya!

Heart Rock in Maui

Wishing you a happy Christmas. What is on your Christmas List? 🙂


  1. December 22, 2015 / 8:57 AM

    Enjoy the surf and sunshine, counting the days until we arrive in Kihei in April. What is your favourite island?

    • December 24, 2015 / 9:51 AM

      Kauai is our favorite, but Maui is a close second. 🙂 We love that Kauai is so green and lush, and we love how Maui has the amazing beaches.
      What island is your favorite?

      • December 24, 2015 / 4:39 PM

        Having been on all the islands, Maui is definitely our favourite. The Kihei timeshare is across the road from Kam Beach, but our timeshare on Kauai is older and not the best. Last time on Kauai we spent a brilliant day at the botanical gardens at the North end.

        When on Maui we normally fly across to Oahu and join one of the tours, getting picked up at the airport.

        No island is bad, just that we prefer Maui, especially the Kihei end.

        • December 28, 2015 / 9:21 AM

          I really like the idea of a day trip over to Oahu. We haven’t been to Oahu in years, but I’ve been wanting to visit again… the only island we haven’t explored is Molokai. I’ve been thinking about doing a day trip over from Maui. Any suggestions?

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